Do What de Good Book Tells You
Copyright, 1884. by T. B. Harms & Co.
Oh, do what de good book tells you,
Do what it wants you to;
Do as de captain bids you.
Or de devil will have you shu.
Little cherubim on a cloud-top,
Angels in de air;
Doing what de good book told 'em,
Is yes what put dem dar.
Praise when you rise in de morning,
Praise de whole day long;
Pretty little birds in de tree top,
Dey praise him in dar song.
Den do what de captain bids you,
Do what he wants you to;
Do what de good book tells you,
Or de devil will nab you shu.
Elisha ascended the heavens,
Mounted on wheels of fire:
He didn't believe in de bad place.
So he kept goin' higher and higher.
Sinners don't believe in de good book,
Hope 'tain't so wid you; '
Jump in de track wid de good ones,
Or ole Nick will hah you shu - Chorus